For nearly forty years, Joan B Mirviss LTD has specialized in a broad range of Japanese fine arts including scrolls, screens, prints and ceramics. A driving force behind the introduction of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics to the West, Joan Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums and private collectors worldwide.
As the leading gallery for Japanese ceramics, Joan B Mirviss LTD organizes six to seven exhibitions each year dedicated to modern and contemporary clay art. These shows bring the artwork of Japan's foremost ceramists as well as previously unknown contemporary talents to the attention of the public. Artists such as Akiyama Yo, Fujikasa Satoko, Hoshino Satoru and Kayoko, Kato Yasukage, Katsumata Chieko, Kawase Shinobu, Ogata Machiko, Miyashita Zenji, Koike Shoko, and Sakiyama Takayuki and many more represented by the gallery are visionaries in their field, paving the way for a new era in Japanese contemporary ceramics.
Furthermore, Joan Mirviss has sold fine antique, traditional Japanese hanging scrolls, screens and woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) since she first began dealing in Japanese art. The highest quality prints by iconic artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Yoshitoshi can be found through Joan B Mirviss LTD. In the area of museum-quality paintings, there are fine examples from the Rimpa, Maruyama-shijo, Zenga, Tosa, Kano, ukiyo-ebijinga traditions with works by artists like Jakuchu, Jiun, Keibun, Kiitsu, Okyo, Rosetsu and Sekka.